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Adam Svensson wins Sunshine State Conference Championship

Adam Svensson (Golf Canada)

DADE CITY, Fla. – Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. has led the NCAA Div. II No. 1 ranked Barry Buccaneers to the Sunshine State Conference Championship title on Tuesday, taking home medalist honours in the process.

Svensson, 20, opened with two rounds of 70, leaving him at 4-under par – one stroke ahead of the pack heading into Tuesday’s final round. The Barry University sophomore came out firing, shooting a 3-under 69 – his best round of the tournament. He finished at 7-under par, two strokes ahead of runner-up Joey Savoie of St. Leo University.

This marks the seventh win of the season for Svensson. He continues to make his case for this year’s Jack Nicklaus award, given to the top golfer in his division. Svensson is also climbing up the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), he currently sits at No. 34.

Collectively, the Buccaneers finished at 17-under par for a convincing 18-stroke win over runner-up Leo University. They will tee-it-up for their second-last tournament on May 5th at the NCAA South Super Regional in Savannah, Ga.

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